Ballet school pupil created fantasy cocaine-taking character online before death
A 15-year-old ballet school pupil created a fantasy cocaine-taking character online in order to escape reality, an inquest heard.
Tallulah Wilson was hit by a train at St Pancras station on October 14 the day after her mother discovered her alter ego.
Giving evidence at the inquest into the schoolgirl's death on Monday, Sarah Wilson told the court her daughter had become an internet addict and had spiralled out of control.
Mrs Wilson told St Pancras Coroners Court: "She had made up this outrageous fantasy out of this person, that took cocaine, and drank, but the lies had spiralled out of control.
"I asked her why she didn't want to be Tallulah, and she just said I didn't understand.
"She said she had 18,000 people who loved her for who she was online. She told me she was finally happy, she didn't think she could have friends in the real world."
St Pancras Coroners Court heard on Monday how the promising ballet dancer was addicted to the internet and had previously tried to take her own life.
Her mother told the court: "I couldn't stop her going on the internet. I had changed passwords, I was doing everything I could to stop her accessing these people."
The court heard how Tallulah would go online and post pictures of herself self-harming in order to impress others.
She said the internet was sucking the life out of her and it had led her to attempt to commit suicide in October.
Ms Wilson told the court: "She had found herself a little place where she could find friends, and where she felt accepted."
The inquest continues.